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"Colombe" reprend son envol à l'Opéra de Marseille,1-0@2-3246,36-861002@51-813901,0.html

Gillet_Anne-Catherine.png[Le Monde, 29 January 2007]

Pour la troisième fois de sa carrière de directrice d'opéra, Renée Auphan fait la lumière sur l'un des "trous noirs" de la musique de la seconde partie du XXe siècle : l'oeuvre lyrique de Jean-Michel Damase (né en 1928). Après avoir chanté Madame de... (1970), Eurydice (1972), et L'Héritière (1974), Renée Auphan, qui fut une artiste lyrique d'envergure, aura monté Madame de... au Grand Théâtre de Genève, puis, à l'Opéra de Marseille, dont elle est l'actuelle directrice, L'Héritière (Le Monde du 13 mai 2004) et, cette saison, Colombe (1961), d'après la pièce de Jean Anouilh.

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